ITALY. A mother and her newborn child in Sicily are fighting for their lives after doctors swapped punches in the delivery room. As Laura Salpietro, 30, lay in agony from contractions, two doctors argued over whether or not she should have a caesarean. The row flared into a fistfight around the delivery bed.


Salpietro developed complications, her husband says, caused by an hour's delay while doctors slugged it out.